Introduction

This guide provides thorough step-by-step instructions that teach a user of the Nikon COOLPIX P600 how to replace the tripod mount.

Position the back of the camera facing you and open the LCD screen to the left.
  • Position the back of the camera facing you and open the LCD screen to the left.

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Use a Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the two 5.556 mm screws under the LCD screen. Use a Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the two 5.556 mm screws under the LCD screen.
  • Use a Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the two 5.556 mm screws under the LCD screen.

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Use a Phillips screwdriver and remove the eleven 5.556 mm screws around the outside frame of the camera. Use a Phillips screwdriver and remove the eleven 5.556 mm screws around the outside frame of the camera. Use a Phillips screwdriver and remove the eleven 5.556 mm screws around the outside frame of the camera.
  • Use a Phillips screwdriver and remove the eleven 5.556 mm screws around the outside frame of the camera.

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Open the "HDMI" rubber flap.
  • Open the "HDMI" rubber flap.

  • Use a Phillips screwdriver and remove the 5.556 mm screw underneath the flap.

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The flash button is located on the left side of the built-in flash compartment.
  • The flash button is located on the left side of the built-in flash compartment.

  • Press the flash button (as shown) to access flash.

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Use a spudger to wedge underneath the flash
  • Use a spudger to wedge underneath the flash

  • Pry (up and down) to separate.

  • It is important to choose a tool that is ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. A black nylon spudger, or plastic opening tool, should be used whenever possible.

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Use your hands to gently pull the front and back of the camera apart.
  • Use your hands to gently pull the front and back of the camera apart.

  • Be careful not to damage the ribbon-wire shown in the red box.

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Use needle-nose tweezers to gently lift the black/grey latch towards the ribbon-wire (the latch rotates upward to release and snaps down to lock). Be careful not to break the latch. It cannot be replaced. Use tweezers to gently remove ribbon-wires.
  • Use needle-nose tweezers to gently lift the black/grey latch towards the ribbon-wire (the latch rotates upward to release and snaps down to lock).

  • Be careful not to break the latch. It cannot be replaced.

  • Use tweezers to gently remove ribbon-wires.

  • Pull the ribbon-wires towards the back-end of the camera.

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Use a Phillips screwdriver and remove the single 6.350 mm screw, left of the mode-adjustment dial.
  • Use a Phillips screwdriver and remove the single 6.350 mm screw, left of the mode-adjustment dial.

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Use needle-nose tweezers to remove the large  ribbon-wire located under the screw. Gently wiggle the ribbon out in an upward motion.
  • Use needle-nose tweezers to remove the large ribbon-wire located under the screw.

  • Gently wiggle the ribbon out in an upward motion.

  • For easier access, you can push the black surface of the camera where the buttons and dials are located. Do not push too hard as this may break the plastic.

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Insert a plastic opening tool under the shutter button. Gently pry (back and forth) between the rubber grip and camera casing.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool under the shutter button.

  • Gently pry (back and forth) between the rubber grip and camera casing.

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Place  hands around the camera.  Hold onto the mode dial and grip under the shutter button. Gently push right thumb away and  pull in left index finger to separate the camera halves.
  • Place hands around the camera. Hold onto the mode dial and grip under the shutter button.

  • Gently push right thumb away and pull in left index finger to separate the camera halves.

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Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the ten  3.175 mm screws on the inside of the camera. Use tweezers to remove the golden bracket. Use tweezers to remove the golden bracket.
  • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the ten 3.175 mm screws on the inside of the camera.

  • Use tweezers to remove the golden bracket.

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Use tweezers to remove the white film under the shutter-release button.
  • Use tweezers to remove the white film under the shutter-release button.

  • This white film is a cover for the electrical components. The camera will not be affected if it rips or comes off completely.

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Use tweezers to remove the yellow  ribbon-wire. Gently wiggle it to the left and then out of it's port.
  • Use tweezers to remove the yellow ribbon-wire.

  • Gently wiggle it to the left and then out of it's port.

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Use hands to remove the metal cover.
  • Use hands to remove the metal cover.

  • Pull the cover up.

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Use tweezers to remove the golden bracket.
  • Use tweezers to remove the golden bracket.

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The tripod connector is located at the bottom of the camera. Use tweezers to remove the tripod connector.
  • The tripod connector is located at the bottom of the camera.

  • Use tweezers to remove the tripod connector.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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